801 Yale Unit 1201 – The Penthouse

Sold in one week with multiple offers!

Exquisite views, expansive space, and classic contemporary style…

 13 Skyroom

Price Upon Request

Open the door to the spacious penthouse suite and you will know you have found a very special place.  A parquet floored entry hall spans the flat from front to back, allowing a taste of the splendid view beyond. The front of the hall also reaches to each side leading to the kitchen and bedroom wings, offering ample space for entry tables, a coat closet and displays of artwork. The back hall is comprised of a sitting area and built-in display shelves as well as doors to the beautifully updated powder room and laundry room.

Follow the hall back to the massive open great room.  On one end of the living room, a gas log fireplace is surrounded by built-in bookshelves – on the other a spiral staircase winds upward. The open floor plan wraps around to encompass a dining room large enough for a full table and hutch. The breathtaking view of the College woods across two full walls of windows ties it all together.

Through the dining room is a small office nook and then the full sized renovated kitchen.  Mexican terra cotta floors, cherry cabinets, and imported tile counter top and backsplash are lit warmly both overhead and recessed lights installed in the new ceiling.

Follow the front hall to the other side to find a master bedroom as large as the living room with two walls of windows and an enormous walk-in closet with sitting area. The spa master bath is adorned with marble.  The second bedroom is spacious with two large closets, and its own en suite bath with updates.

Now, follow the parquet back to the living room, past the fireplace and the gorgeous view, to the spiral stair…

Each step up the oak treads elevates your imagination as you find yourself looking through turret shaped glass and into the sky!  Emerge at the top of the Strath Haven.  The ceiling soars and the brand new carpet is soft beneath your feet, but the astonishing panorama of woods and sky, laid bare by floor to ceiling glass, will make it impossible to notice anything else.  These 350 square feet of pure magic are unique to this flat – no other such room exists in the whole of the community.

In all, the home includes nearly 2,600 square feet – plenty of space for a personal library, entertaining guests, and living in comfort.  Yet unlike owning a single-family home of this size, simply close the door and travel for a month or two – your castle will be waiting with no grass to mow or gutters to clean or snow to shovel.

The most comprehensive condo fee in the area includes all utilities except telephone and cable. Strath Haven residents enjoy life in a highly sought-after community with swimming pool & van service, all just blocks from the Swarthmore campus, town shops, library & train station!

Included in the sale are Carport #14 and a 4th floor storage unit! Carports and storage units are sold separately from flats at the Strath Haven – their inclusion in this sale allows the luxury of private parking and storage to be yours immediately and at no additional cost!

Are you new to Swarthmore? Please visit my page on A Day in the Life in Swarthmore here to learn more about the Swarthmore lifestyle.  My blog (accessed from my home page here) has archived weekly Activities in Swarthmore, Wallingford & Media like the one here which may provide more specific details about things to do in our vibrant community!  The Community Links page here will give you one-stop access to relevant links to our top-notch local schools, arts community, SEPTA (our regional rail system) and more!

1 Entry hall

Front to back entry hall with display shelves

1.5 Entry hall

Side to side entry also adorned with parquet

1.9 LR

The great room boasts a stunning view.

2 LR

Built-in bookshelves surround the gas fireplace in the great room.

3 LR 2

A peaceful setting

3.5 LR

Ample space for conversation areas

5 DR

The full sized dining room

5.1 DR

The open floor plan, wrapping around two sides of the tower

5.5 Office Nook

An office nook is a nice surprise, tucked between the dining room and kitchen

6 Kitchen

Terra cotta floors, cherry cabinets, imported tile

7 Kitchen

Plenty of room for entertaining

7.5Powder rom

A powder room off the entry hall


The master bedroom allows an achingly beautiful view over the treetops


The gas fireplace and mantel provide a romantic setting.

10 Dressing rm

Another surprise – a vanity in the walk-in closet! (The master bedroom offers an immense walk-in as well as two traditional closets.)

11 mbath

The master bath with marble tile

11.1 BR 2

The second bedroom has two large closets and its own en suite bath.

12 Skyroom

Known as “The Sky Room” – the penthouse overlooks the woods and the curve of Crum Creek.

13 Skyroom

An exquisite view, a vaulted ceiling, a perfect space to reflect and relax – at the top of the Strath Haven!

Absolutely no offers will be reviewed before Thursday, July 18th.

Showings are by private appointment only.  Please ask your agent to contact me to set up a guided tour.

If you are not working with an agent please feel free to contact me.

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